Clifford Chance strengthens its Hong Kong-based Greater China litigation and dispute resolution team with the addition of Soo Khim Keoy and Jonathan Wong as partners. Keoy will join in late May 2021, while Wong joins on April 1, 2021. Keoy is a specialist commercial litigation partner, with over 20 years’ experience. He advises international and Greater China-based listed companies, financial institutions, financial investors and high net worth individuals on complex contentious matters, with a specific focus on large-scale corporate and commercial litigation, shareholder/joint venture and M&A disputes, as well as insolvency and arbitration-related litigation. He joins from Withers, where he led its Hong Kong litigation practice. On the other hand, Wong represents international and Greater China-based financial institutions, asset managers and other intermediaries on regulatory and internal investigations, financial crimes and bank litigation matters, and international and commercial arbitration. His recent experience includes high profile sponsor investigations, price fixing, insider dealing and control failure matters. He joins from Freshfields’ Hong Kong office. Both of them are fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
K Satish Kumar has moved from Ramco Systems to Intellect Design Arena (IDA). Kumar was Ramco’s global head of legal and chief data protection officer for almost six years. He is now IDA’s senior vice president and group chief legal officer. A seasoned legal professional, recipient of many prestigious awards, and a prolific writer, Kumar is also certified from the World Intellectual Property Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland. He has rich work experience in the legal field, including M&A, and has additional expertise in the finance domain from the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India. He has vast experience in coordinating with statuary bodies, and in managing IPR, confidentiality clause and other legal clauses in a contract. His specialties include contracts and agreement negotiation, cross border agreements, joint ventures, internal audit and compliance, escrow agreements, investment agreements, wealth management, private equity, product licensing, annual maintenance agreements, implementation and customization agreements.